Nominate An Influential Woman in Optical Today

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Friday, May 27, 2016 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry.

Honorees Added For Aug. 2 Accessories Council ACE Awards

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Ray-Ban will be honored as Brand of the Year while actress Julianna Margulies and Daniel Lawson, “The Good Wife” costume designer will receive the Style Influencer Award as part of the ACE Awards.

Walmart Awards Bausch + Lomb Supplier of the Year

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:24 AM BRIDGEWATER, N.J.—Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, announced that Walmart has presented the company with the 2015 U.S. Supplier of the Year Award in Consumables and Health & Wellness.

ABB Optical Group’s Angel Alvarez Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Finalist in Florida

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:21 AM CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.—EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, announced that Angel Alvarez, founder and CEO of ABB Optical Group, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in Florida.

Nominations Open for VM’s 2016 Most Influential Women in Optical

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Friday, May 20, 2016 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Women’s influence in optical is undeniable and today, more women than ever before are playing vital roles at all levels of our industry. This is why Vision Monday will once again be highlighting The Most Influential Women in Optical in our July 18 issue, marking the 14th anniversary of our signature Special Report saluting women in the eyewear/eyecare industry.

Frank 'Uncle Frank' Fontana, OD, Selected for St. Louis WWII 'Honor Flight'

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 AM NEW YORK—Legendary optometrist, Frank Fontana, OD, known with great fondness as “Uncle Frankie” to hundreds of ODs, colleagues and friends in the vision care field, has been selected to take part in the WWII “Honor Flight” roundtrip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. on May 24.

Pauline Kang Named 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellow

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Optometric Foundation (AOF) will present the 2016 Jill and George Mertz Fellowship to Pauline Kang, PhD. Dr. Kang—an optometry graduate student and faculty member at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Society to Advance Opticianry honors Barry Santini, OO, as 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:15 AM AUSTIN, Texas—The Society to Advance Opticianry has named Barry Santini, OO, as the 2016 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year.

AOA Announces its Annual Award Winners; Recipients to be Recognized at 2016 Optometry’s Meeting

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Friday, May 6, 2016 12:24 AM ST. LOUIS—The winners of the American Optometric Association (AOA) annual awards will be recognized during the opening general session at the 2016 Optometry’s Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Boston, Mass.

Dr. Dean Bok Awarded Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

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Friday, May 6, 2016 12:18 AM SEATTLE—Noted vision researcher Dean Bok, PhD. of UCLA has been awarded the 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.

Richard E. Weisbarth Receives the James A. Boucher Award From the National Academies of Practice

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Friday, April 22, 2016 12:21 AM LEXINGTON, Ky.—Richard E. Weisbarth, OD, has been presented with the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Optometry’s James A. Boucher Award of Excellence.

Specs of Wood Voted Vision Expo East 'Vision Choice' Winner

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Sunday, April 17, 2016 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East attendees voted Specs of Wood first place as the show’s “Vision Choice” best new product.

AOA Announces 2016 National Optometry Hall of Fame Inductees

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Friday, April 1, 2016 12:18 AM ST. LOUIS—The AOA and Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation have announced the 2016 National Optometry Hall of Fame inductees.

SUNY Optometry President Heath Among the Science and Health Care Leaders Honored at Chinese Consulate

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Monday, March 28, 2016 12:18 AM NEW YORK—David A. Heath, OD, president, SUNY College of Optometry was honored at a gala event at the Consulate General of China in New York earlier this month, as one of 10 of the region’s past recipients of major Chinese honors.

Journal Deadline Approaching for SUNY Optometry Gala Honoring Allergan’s Saunders and Walman’s Bassett

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Friday, March 18, 2016 12:30 AM NEW YORK—The Optometric Center of New York, the affiliated foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry is honoring two dynamic industry leaders at its 13th Annual “Eyes on New York” gala at The Plaza Hotel here on Friday, April 15.
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